CEN - EN 12697-6
Bituminous mixtures - Test methods for hot mix asphalt - Part 6: Determination of bulk density of bituminous specimens
|Publication Date:||1 April 2012|
|ICS Code (Road construction materials):||93.080.20|
This European Standard describes test methods for determining the bulk density of a compacted bituminous specimen. The test methods are intended for use with laboratory compacted specimens or specimens from the pavement after placement and compacting, either by coring or sawing.
This European Standard describes the following four procedures, the choice of which is used being dependent on the estimated content and accessibility of voids in the specimen:
a) bulk density - dry (for specimens with a very closed surface);
b) bulk density - saturated surface dry (SSD) (for specimens with a closed surface);
c) bulk density - sealed specimen (for specimens with an open or coarse surface);
d) bulk density by dimensions (for specimens with a regular surface and with geometric shapes, i.e. squares, rectangles, cylinders, etc.).
NOTE Annex A (informative) gives general guidance on selecting the appropriate procedure.